A whole heap of next years signal boards arrived last week – OG’s, park series and OMNI’s in an array of sizes. They all look super tight in terms of graphics, beautiful hand painted top sheets which really stand out. I’ve been testing out the 151 OG this week which is top notch. Subtle directional shape with a grippy tight sidecut, helped with a narrow waist width (244mm) and plenty of power in the tail. Great to be riding standard camber, the contacts lock into the snow for superb board control along the full edge length. With all signal boards, it feels so light on your feet – you really get the sense that you are manipulating the board to do exactly what you want – there is a real sense of being truly connected with your equipment. 10/10 – love it!
I have also been riding the 11/12 OMNI 153 for some time now and it is as good as last years, which ended up being my board of choice last winter. I was a bit skeptical of the wavelength technology to begin with, but I have found this board simply divine to ride. Having the contact points located under your feet means you can stay extremely centred, stacked and solid whilst getting the board to perform. This allows you to be more skilful without compromising balance. Great fun playing with the 5 degree rocker tip and tail means jibing is effortless and you can get a better float on a shorter board in powder. I have introduced this board to half a dozen good riders and they cannot believe how good the board is – particularly when compared to riding other brands rocker/camber hybrids. Nice work Dave and Marc, your board designs really are off the hook.